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When using hotmail, I cannot attach or forward attachments. This happened after recently upgrading Firefox.

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Hi. I recently upgraded my Firefox on my Mac and I can no longer add or forward attachments on my hotmail email account. When I compose a new email or hit reply, the Attachment button/bar is visible but it does not respond when the mouse rolls over it. When I try to forward an email with an attachment, the forwarding email appears but the attachment is not present. I can, however, open attachments that are sent to me.

I was able to attach emails before without trouble, but have not been able to do so since upgrading my Firefox browser. I followed some older instructions which said to clear recent cookies and cache, but that didn't solve the problem.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Solution! I had read that I needed Silverlight installed to run those (and apparently it was already installed)....but after not seeing it help at all, I disabled it on my Mozilla Add-ons...and NOW I can add the attachments!

Mac OsX 10.6.4 FireFox 3.6.14

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Solution! I had read that I needed Silverlight installed to run those (and apparently it was already installed)....but after not seeing it help at all, I disabled it on my Mozilla Add-ons...and NOW I can add the attachments!

Mac OsX 10.6.4 FireFox 3.6.14

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Thanks! That solved it. I tried upgrading Silverlight, but that didn't solve it. When I disabled the add-on, the attachments worked. Solid advice.

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Hi, do not have silverlight as an add-on, still have problem, any suggestions, I can add attachments in my hotmail account if I use internet explorer.

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I had the same problem with Hotmail after upgrading to FireFox 4 recently. The 'attachment' button wasn't clickable even though the icon appeared on my screen.

It resolved when I disabled Silverlight under the Firefox Add-On > Plugins then I went to www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/ and downloaded the Silverlight plugin and ran it with Firefox closed. And upon reopening of Firefox, my Hotmail 'attachments' was working again.

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Thanks! It worked!

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Disabled silverlight on foxfire and checked on Microsoft and found that it is already running there. Still can't get attachments on my emails. I have to close Foxfire out and open Microsoft to send email w/attachment. Not a happy camper here. Any suggestion would be appreciated.

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Where do you access silverlight to disable?

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The chosen solution is really no solution, just a work-around, as the Silverlight plug-in or extension is needed for other sites to function properly. So constantly needing to disable and enable this plug-in will lead me to ask myself why I am bothering with Firefox anymore... Will there be a true solution coming that will make the Silverlight plug-in compatible with hotmail?